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  • Study of planarian hormones may aid in understanding parasites

    (from left) Phil Newmark, professor of cell and developmental biology; Elena Romanova, research scientist; Jim Collins, postdoctoral researcher; Xiaowen Hou, graduate student; and Jonathan Sweedler, professor of chemistry, conducted an in-depth study of the hormones that regulate development of the planarian flatworm.

    (from left) Phil Newmark, professor of cell and developmental biology; Elena Romanova, research scientist; Jim Collins, postdoctoral researcher; Xiaowen Hou, graduate student; and Jonathan Sweedler, professor of chemistry, conducted an in-depth study of the hormones that regulate development of the planarian flatworm.

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  • Editor's note: To contact To reach Phillip Newmark, call: 217-244-4674; e-mailpnewmark@illinois.edu. The paper, “Genome-Wide Analyses Reveal a Role for Peptide Hormones in Planarian Germline Development,” is available from the News Bureau.